PHILADELPHIA: This Changes Everything movie and discussion

Weaver’s Way and Phildelphia PA IPL bring a free screening of the documentary film based on Naomi Klein’s powerful book about climate change This Changes Everything.

Special Guests Peter Winslow and Mordechai Liebling will share information about plans to transform Philadelphia into a fossil fuel energy hub (and how you can get involved) and Mordechai Liebling on behalf of Green Justice Philly.

Download the flier.


SCRANTON: Care for the Earth Panel

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 8.24.44 PM Get a PDF of the poster.

The Care for the Earth panel is sponsored by Marywood Campus Ministry, Marywood University Science Department, and Marywood University Campus Studies, and will take place in the McGowan Room in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

Together with our obligation to use the earth’s goods responsibly, we are called to recognize that other living beings have a value of their own in God’s eyes.
—Laudato Si §69


BONUS: wildflower seed giveaway!

Protecting Creation: A Jewish Response to Climate Change

Sunday, December 6, 2015  24 Kislev 5776
adults $10  children $5  REGISTER
Temple Adath Israel, Merion Station, Philadelphia.  Map below.

Jewish tradition teaches us to protect the Earth for future generations.  As Jews, we are obligated to depen our commitment to stewardship and protecting the Earth through outreach, activism, and Jewish learning.  Our speakers will discuss the politics, science, national security concerns, and social implications of climate change.

The Please Touch museum will be leading fun, interactive environmental ecucation sessions for children in grades K-5 parallel to the Speaker Panel.

12:45……………………….Registration opens
1:15-3:15…………………Speakers Panel
1:15-3:15…………………Children’s Programming

Light refreshments will be served.


Speaker Panel:

  • Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
    Rabbi Cardin is the director of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network (BJEN) at he Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center.  She has also served as general consultant to the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.
  • Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired)
    Dr. Titely is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and national security, and is Founding Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.
  • Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
    Dr. White-Newsome is a Federal Policy Analyst for WE ACT for Environmental Justice.  She coordinates the ntioal Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on climate Change as well as co-chairing the Urban Air Toxins Workgroup for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.



  • Practical Ways to Take Action on the Environment (Penn Environment)
  • Working with Diverse Partners in the Environmental Movement (Gary Lytle, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Philadelphia)
  • Deep Ecology: Connecting With All Life (Lynne Iser, founder of
  • Creatively Engaging Your Congregation in Addressing the Climate Crisis (Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Co-Chair, PA Interfaith Power & Light, Philadelphia Group)
  • Understanding that Protecting the Environment is a Halachic Obligation (Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein, nationally recognized Jewish educator on Halacha and environmental responsibility)

PA IPL is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this event, organized and presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.  Full list of co-sponsors on the event page


Chester County Public Forum: Climate Change—What Now?

Tuesday evening, October 6, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host this panel discussion as part of their contemporary issues series.  St. Andrews is located at 7 St. Andrew’s Lane, one block west of the intersection of Rte 100 and Rte 401 in Chester County (map below).  

Climate Change-What Now? – A Conversation for the Generations

This forum takes place after recent major faith-based statements on climate change: a papal encyclical “Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home” in June, “A Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis,” signed by more than 400 rabbis from across the denominational spectrum, also in June, and an “Islamic Declaration on Climate Change” in August.

Dr. Paul Morgan is the director of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in education for sustainability and has been the University’s Sustainability Coordinator since 2011-2012. Dr. Morgan has recently been elected chair of the board of directors for the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER), dedicated to conserving the Amazon rainforest through life-transforming experiential learning opportunities.

In addition to her role at Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA IPL), The Rev. Alison Cornish is a Unitarian Universalist minister, with a background in parish ministry, nonprofit management, multi-faith work, advocacy for the marginalized, and a passion and commitment to care about, and for, the Earth.  PIPL is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith responding to climate change as a moral issue

Mr. Matthew Stepp is a professional member of the American Meteorological Society. He holds a B.Sc. in Meteorology and a M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy.  PennFuture was created by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Heinz Endowments in 1998 to conduct professional advocacy for strong environmental and public health policies. Mr. Stepp leads and develops the organization’s policy initiatives and is its liaison with elected officials in both Harrisburg and Washington D.C.

The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience.

 This panel discussion is a continuation of ongoing public programs on contemporary issues.  Previous topics have included poverty in Chester County, human trafficking, domestic violence, forgiveness, the art of Richard Bollinger, immigration, and non-canonical early Christian writings.

The public is encouraged to give a free will offering. 

St. Andrew’s is located at: 7 Saint Andrews Lane, Glenmoore, just west of the intersection of Routes 100 and 401 at Ludwig’s Corner. For more information: Contact John Rieder or visit the church website.

Panel Discussion the Biblical Imperative to Act on Climate Change

At Eastern University,  St. David’s PA.  Map and full address below.
The event is free and open to all, but seats are limited.  Please REGISTER to reserve yours.

“Faith, Children, and the Moral Dimensions of Climate Change; A Panel Discussion on the Biblical Imperative for Climate Action.” A discussion on Evangelical & Catholic calls for climate action including Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’ and The Lausanne Movement for World Evangelism’s Cape Town Commitment.

The Honorable Robert P. Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania’s senior United States Senator is expected to moderate.

Panelists include:  

  • Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ. The Sisters of Saint Joseph Earth Center
  • Ms. Gretchen Dahlkemper, Field Director, Mom’s Clean Air Force
  • Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, President, The Evangelical Environmental Network
  • Dr. Daniel P. Scheid, Assistant Professor, McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Department of Theology, Duquesne University
  • Dr. David W. Unander, Professor of Biology, Eastern University

Welcome & Opening Prayer by Dr. Keith Iddings, Provost of Eastern University

A light reception will follow in the lobby of McInnis Hall.


This event is sponsored by Eastern UniversityThe Evangelical Environmental Networkand Moms Clean Air Force.

*Please contact Kim Lownes (, 610.341.4383) or Stella Urbina (, 610.341.5931) with any questions.